Gunther De Graeve

Gunther De Graeve
Architect (Specialisation: Structural Design). Ghent, Belgium
Australasian College of Health Service Management; Associate Fellow
International Academy for Design and Health, Advisory Board Member
International Academy for Design and Health, Scientific Committee Member (Congress 2011 and 2012)
Australian Institute of Company Directors; Member
Redlands Institute; Vice-President (Founding President)
Property Council of Australia, QLD Planning & Development Committee Member

Professional Background

Gunther De Graeve is an international health strategist with a reputation for delivering quality solutions for the complex issues facing health service providers. He is recognised as a thought-leader within the industry for his innovation in operational models and infrastructure solutions, his sustainable approach to planning and for his attention to detail; promoting and enabling flexibility and future trends.

Mr De Graeve is Managing Director of Destravis, the specialist consulting firm he founded to bring expert advice to clients in the health, higher education and research industries.Destravis brings a cross fertilisation of expert skills through a diverse in-house capability including service planning, health planning, master planning, cost management, business cases, economic assessments and operational optimisation.

Mr De Graeve delivers advice to health service providers – both public and private – designers, and financiers and policy makers including Health Ministers and senior members of government.

He is a proactive member of the health facility community, participating and speaking at international conferences and study tours. He values the translation of research and frequently engages in research studies which realise system improvements. He actively promotes new achievements in the industry.

Gunther has a unique combination of project management, urban design, architectural expertise, business development and executive management capabilities resulting in a solution driven mindset. His European architectural background has provided him with well rounded design knowledge, including project coordination and cost control. He is experienced in architectural consultancy and design management for construction companies. Gunther’s management style and design are fundamentally driven by functionality and achievability complemented with innovative design. He has a unique ability to understand client’s business drivers, short and long term objectives and their functional requirements. This mindset informs Gunther’s ‘inside-out’ approach to master planning design. The end result is efficient in both design and function, delivering a comfortable and a cost effective solution for the client. 

Chief Executive Officer

International Academy for Design & Health